Check. It would also make more sense together with Call of Death Dweller to give it deathtouch. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. MTG Arena Zone © 2020. I like this, quite a bit. The older, and uglier, brother of [[Viscera Seer]] who while being more expensive comes with free fodder, can recur itself (although not sacrifice itself), and can be a decently sized creature when you bring it back. If it has any additional costs, you must pay those. So as long as you’re not losing right away, Rankle might be useful and I like to leave some in the main. Capitalize on those, make some mayhem! Sacrifice another Creature: Scry 1 Escape - 3BB, exile four other cards from your graveyard. They are also useful vs artifact aggro based on Tempered Steel. All Rights Reserved. I think that RB Kroxa Sacrifice is an interesting deck to play with lots of choices, and that it can hold its own against most decks in Historic. My Grenzo has been salivating over it all day. 3) This is the kind of deck that takes a defensive role vs more aggressive decks like Goblins, MonoG, or Gruul, while being the beatdown vs slower decks like Esper control, Field of the Dead, Temur Reclamation, or turbo ramp. I could imagine this seeing play in most of the same places Viscera Seer does. Most Rakdos Sacrifice decks in historic I’ve seen play with Lurrus of the Dream Den as a companion – here’s a sample decklist. If a card with escape is put into your graveyard during your turn, you’ll be able to cast it right away if it’s legal to do so, before an opponent can take any actions. When Woe Strider enters the battlefield, create a 0/1 white Goat creature token. I can't see this getting far ahead that line. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.) Milling yourself for 4 cards every turn to escape Kroxa and Strider so many times is freaking awesome. Usually, I only scry right before drawing if I have no playables for the next turn or want a specific card. Trades your 0/1 goat for a more valuable creature? That art is creepy as hell and I love it. Vampires are so 2010s anyway… Dodges some removal, like Eliminate or Magmaquake? Woe Strider escapes with two +1/+1 counters on it. There's more! Escape - , Exile four other cards from your graveyard. Draws a card when you’re out of gas? If opponents disrupt our key pieces, especially by removal that exiles, we struggle. That’s a lot of escape fodder and potential to “draw” a Kroxa, Strider, or Cat by putting it directly in the graveyard and recurring it. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.) A free instant speed sac outlet for three mana is already really good. Yeah i like this alot too, what the hell do i take out for it though? It’s useful with Devil on board to quickly kill a threat or deal lethal damage, but don’t tell anyone I told you to waste food, okay? If you don’t, there’s always a chance to topdeck a Devil and get an additional ping. I haven’t tested it very much, but I feel this card belongs more to the Jund version. Sacrifice another creature: Scry 1. Check. Siding out Lurrus is a bit dependent on the amount of grave-hate opponent has. 1 Claim the Firstborn: I like to play only 3 maindeck, as it’s not that good in some matchups like Esper Control or Temur Reclamation, and I want to avoid the situation of having too many Claims without a sacrifice outlet. Be aware that it’s not always good to spam its loyalty ability every turn, in case your opponent plays their own Ashiok or Soul-Guide Lantern – that will ruin your work. Strider also provides an infinite sacrifice outlet, allowing you to sacrifice Cat to scry 1 and return it as many times as you have food tokens accumulated. If a card has multiple abilities giving you permission to cast it, such as two escape abilities or an escape ability and a flashback ability, you choose which one to apply. When Woe Strider enters the battlefield, create a 0/1 white Goat creature token. I think there’s an argument to be made for both, and I think Yahenni still wins because it protects itself, but this is very good. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC. Unless you have a very aggressive opening, these games tend to be long and drawn-out. I prefer to use Priest’s ability during my main phase to utilize the mana, although sometimes versus aggro I block on their turn and then sacrifice the blockers to prevent some more damage. This is a really good card. Updated July 29, 2020, Stay a while and listen! In Standard, they have problems dealing with larger creatures, but Magmaquake from Jumpstart makes it easier for them to burn our biggest one – Kroxa. Lurrus can provide absurd value, but is vulnerable to many removal spells. Forces your opponent to discard, while allowing you to discard a land as an escape fodder? When Woe Strider enters the battlefield create a 0/1 white goat creature token. When talking about food – you can’t go on a diet while playing this deck. Escape’s permission doesn’t change when you may cast the spell from your graveyard. Players can’t take any other actions until you’re done casting the spell. It's like Viscera Seer, BUT WAIT! A sorcery spell for 2 mana that forces opponent to discard a card and maybe lose 3 life, which is essentially Kroxa in the early game, is a weak play that doesn’t affect the board. This is a day-one craft; look forward to seeing it at pro tours near you! Kroxa and his companions had to make many sacrifices along the way, but ultimately they reached their mythical destination….